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Happy Halloween! (When you are on Tumblr, Halloween is at least a month long, maybe longer.)

Anyway, it's my favorite time of year, so STORY.

A powerful witch, Piotr Russell has resigned himself to loneliness, because ordinary humans can’t know what he is, and other witches are intimidated by his abilities. Generations of Russells have lived and died with only their familiars at their side. The presence of a friendly familiar is enough to keep even the loneliest witch sane, and yet Piotr deliberately hasn’t chosen one. He forces himself to keep busy instead, but the emptiness of his house haunts him even more the spirit of Great-Great-Aunt Elysia in the parlor. With Samhain and Halloween approaching, he’ll have much to do, and knowing that, his concerned coven seizes the chance to intervene and sends help to his door in the form of Bartleby Dorchester.

The rarest of rare jewels, Bartleby is a human familiar: a witch with no magic of his own, and a desire to find a strong witch to help and serve. In particular, he desires to help and serve Piotr, and everything in Piotr wants to let him. Bartleby was meant to be his familiar; Piotr knows it as surely as he knows when it will rain or when the apples in his garden will ripen. But what Piotr wants from Bartleby, all he’s ever wanted, is for Bartleby to love him, something he thinks is impossible.

Russells live and die unloved, and he won’t allow Bartleby to feel obligated to spend his life with him as his familiar if he could be happy in love with someone else. But Samhain is a time for change, when walls come down and borders grow thin, and Bartleby isn’t going to waste what might be his last chance to convince Piotr that they were meant to be. He might have no magic, but love is a power all its own.

A Little Familiar --Amazon link

A Little Familiar --Smashwords link (Please be aware I am going to take it down from Smashwords in a week or so, and then go Amazon exclusive for the 90s days and then probably put it back on Smashwords.)

And look at that cover! Kimieye made that for me. It's so awesome!

Date: 2015-10-04 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh thank you thank you thank you!! From the bottom of my Kobo using heart, thank you SO MUCH for putting it on Smashwords. I've already purchased and downloaded it, and now I can't wait to sit back and enjoy. Again, thank you so much!

Date: 2015-10-05 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are welcome. I hope it was worth all the fuss. I'm still mixed about this one. I love it, but I don't know. Am too close to it right now or something.

Date: 2015-10-05 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I loved this story soooooooo much!

Date: 2015-10-05 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! They are very... comfortable somehow. I don't know. I just enjoy imagining them coming home after a long day and lightly bickering in the kitchen and Bartleby being smooch and cuddly, and Piotr loving every second of it, even if he is terrible about saying so. Not really a plot there. Just domestic cuddles I guess.

Date: 2015-10-07 07:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you so much for putting this up on Smashwords! I have already purchased it and can't wait to read it tonight!


Date: 2015-10-08 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wish Smashwords made things easier. But they are such a pain in the butt sometimes! ugh.

But I hope your copy worked out okay and you liked the story!

Date: 2015-10-22 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's a lovely story. It was recommended to me on Amazon as I was looking for something else, and I got all excited that there was a new story I didn't know about! ;)

Date: 2015-10-23 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I am happy you enjoyed all the dark and stormy night-ness of those two dorks. :)


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